Gregory M. Decker

Gregory M. Decker, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Dr. Decker specializes in the evaluation and nonoperative treatment of all musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. He has special interests in treating spine pain and acute and chronic sports medicine injuries. Dr. Decker specifically enjoys working with runners, using analysis and retraining to help them return to their sport without pain.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Discogenic pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sports injuries (acute and chronic, running injuries)
  • Tendon and ligament injuries

Common Procedures

  • Fluoroscopic-guided spine injections
  • Peripheral joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Ultrasound-guided injections

Clinical Office Locations

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
  • Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Research Interests

Dr. Decker's research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of spine and joint pain, predictors of outcomes of spinal procedures, safety of interventional procedures.


Dr. Decker earned his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean (AUC) School of Medicine in Coral Gables, FL, followed with a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from Washington University in St. Louis, MO where he served as Chief Resident. He is fellowship-trained in Pain Management from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board Certified, Pain Medicine

Medical Degree

  • American University of the Caribbean (AUC) School of Medicine, Coral Gables, FL


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


  • Pain Management, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Sports Team Coverage

  • Event Physician Coverage, Washington University Soccer and Cross Country
  • Event Coverage, Francis Howell Central High School (Football)

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
  • American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

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